Ahura Mazda

noun
Ahu·​ra Maz·​da | \ ə-ˌhu̇r-ə-ˈmaz-də How to pronounce Ahura Mazda (audio) , ä-ˌhu̇r- \

Definition of Ahura Mazda

: the Supreme Being represented as a deity of goodness and light in Zoroastrianism

First Known Use of Ahura Mazda

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ahura Mazda

Avestan Ahuramazda, literally, wise god

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Ahura Mazda

Time Traveler for Ahura Mazda

Time Traveler

The first known use of Ahura Mazda was in 1850

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Ahura Mazda

Cite this Entry

“Ahura Mazda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ahura%20Mazda. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

Comments on Ahura Mazda

What made you want to look up Ahura Mazda? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!